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Daily Bucs Links: Rookie mini-camp is here

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Smash Mouth is yelling at the NFL about Marshawn Lynch -
Why is Smash Mouth mad at the NFL? Let's solve this mystery ...

Here’s why it’s so much easier for NFL teams to sign their rookies -
Getting rookies signed to contracts is much, much easier now than it used to be.

Police take DNA, blood samples from former cop in Will Smith murder case -
Detectives from the New Orleans Police Department took DNA samples from former police captain Billy Ceravolo, a friend of Will Smith who had dinner with the former Saints player before he was shot...

The Buccaneers didn't draft a kicker, they drafted a 'weapon' -
So, that's why they traded up in the second round to get FSU's Robert Aguayo.

UAB's football hiatus didn't stop 4 former players from making it to the NFL -
UAB shut down its football program last year, forcing players to transfer to other schools to get a shot in the NFL.

Ranking the NFL’s best quarterback-receiver tandems of the last decade -
Marques Colston and Drew Brees racked up nearly 10,000 yards in 10 years together, but there are 17 other tandems who combined for more than 5,000 yards.

Koetter: The Talent Level is Amazing
HC Dirk Koetter is impressed with the Buccaneers' rookie class.

Watch: Vernon Hargreaves' First Practice
On Friday, CB Vernon Hargreaves participated in his first practice since being selected by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Insider: Day 1 of Rookie Mini-Camp
Buccaneers Team Insider Casey Phillips and Senior Writer/ Editor Scott Smith break down the first day of rookie mini-camp.

Mini-Camp First Impressions: Talent on Display
Dirk Koetter and the Buccaneers may have some difficult decisions to make after this weekend because the level of talent on the mini-camp roster, including tryout players, was impressive Friday.

Watch: Rookie Camp Pressers, Day 1
CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE Noah Spence and K Roberto Aguayo were among Bucs speaking to the media after the first day of rookie mini-camp.

Bucs' Rookie Kicker Aguayo Motivated By Pressure | Pewter Report
The first stadium Robert Aguayo ever kicked a field goal in was Raymond James, during a Punt, Pass & Kick tournament in 2005.

Smooth Transition For New Bucs DE Spence Joins | Pewter Report
A group of 51 young NFL hopefuls saw their first day of field work as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie minicamp opened Friday afternoon.

With Contract Done, Bucs' Hargreaves Can Concentrate On "Playing Ball Now" | Pewter Report
Former Wharton High and Florida Gator standout was back at home on Friday afternoon.

Meet the Bucs rookies: Mount Union WR Roman Namdar | Tampa Bay Times
When it comes to small schools producing NFL talent at receiver, it's hard to top Division III Mount Union, which has 12 national titles and two success stories in receivers Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts.

Bucs first round pick Vernon Hargreaves signs $14.2-million deal, plans to make it pay off | Tampa Bay Times
Just before noon on Friday, cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, the Bucs first-round pick from Florida, signed his name to a contract worth $14.2 million over the next four years, a deal which included an $8.5-million signing bonus and a fifth-year club option. While that's CEO-class money, the former Gators and Wharton High School star then went outside and proved he can deliver a blue collar effort.

Bucs rookie Danny Vitale shows versatility again | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Danny Vitale's position at Northwestern was called "super back" as a nod to his unique athletic versatility, and the sixth-round draft pick hopes to continue that hybrid Swiss Army knife role as a Bucs rookie.